Make Up Artist of the Month for August 2021


Mimi Choi is an artist known for her incredibly abstract work. She is able to create mind-bending optical illusions using her own face as a canvas.

Her artwork mimics dizziness or creates feelings of horror or fantasy as she toys with facial features. She strives to make her audience think and to watch their reactions as they try to comprehend her work, which has gone viral many times on social media. Many of her pieces even look photoshopped or computer generated, but impressively, they are not.

The 36 year old was born in Canada and was originally a preschool teacher. She eventually decided to pursue her passion for painting and became a special effects artist later on. Throughout her years of training and working, she practiced, and was able to build her own unique style.


Past Picks of the Month

Patrick Ta

Mimi Choi

Adam Burrell 

Aniyah Smith

Sam Visser

Tiaad Tutorials

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